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About

Brazosport Center for the Arts and Sciences is the cultural home for an entire community of approximately 340,000 people. Established in 1976 as a result of the visioning and commitment of the region’s industrial and civic leadership, The Center has become a shining example of what is extraordinary about living and working in this unique location on the upper Texas Gulf Coast.

Owned and operated by the Brazosport Fine Arts Council, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, The Center is a facility that has the responsibility of providing performance and exhibit space to its permanent residents, including Brazosport Art League, Brazosport Museum of Natural Science, BASF Planetarium,Brazosport Center Stages community theater and Brazosport Symphony Orchestra.

All of the various activities are volunteer-driven with only a modest-size staff to manage the daily challenges of running a multi-use cultural facility. Every actor, director, painter, teacher, naturalist,astronomer and archaeologist is a volunteer. The Center for the Arts and Sciences is an authentic community collaboration where ideas are encouraged, talents are nurtured and opportunities for discovery are provided to every visitor and volunteer.

Our Programs

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Center For the Arts & Sciences Staff

Wesley Copeland - Executive Director

Wesley Copeland

Executive Director

Patty Sayes - Director of Communications

Patty Sayes

Director of Communications

Amanda Helms - Marketing Coordinator

Amanda Helms

Marketing Coordinator

James Riggs - Operations Manager

James Riggs

Operations Manager

Connie Marshall - Office Assistant

Connie Marshall

Patron Services Coordinator

Marcie Allen - Volunteer Coordinator

Marcie Allen

Volunteer Coordinator

Ethan Cooper - Facility Operations Team

Ethan Cooper

Maintenance Supervisor

JW Fagan - Maintenance Technician

JW Fagan

Facility Operations Team

Lillian Johnson - Facility Operations Team

Lillian Johnson

Facility Operations Team

Melina Whitacre - Facility Operations Team

Melina Whitacre

Facility Operations Team

2018-2019 Organizational Chart

Executive Committee

Term: October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020
President
Elaine Polemenakos
Secretary
Wanda Coker
Treasurer
Mike Kesseler
Director of Finance
Jeff Fattig
Director of Policy
Sharon Barnes
Director of Building
Jim Hill
Director of Public Relations
Michael McFarlane
Director of Activities
Yvonne Mintz
Past President
Matt Edquist
Art League Rep
Margarita Prinz
Center Stages Rep
Mary Meyers
Museum Rep
Wanda Coker
Planetarium Rep
Kristina Denoncourt
Symphony Rep
Gary Rodgers

Special Committees

Elizabethan Madrigal Feast  – Cheryl Fowler

 

Operating Endowment Fund
Committee: 5 Year Terms

George Rau (’17), Chairman

 

Kevin Baker (’20)   |   Jim Gorsuch (’18)

 

Mary Meyers (’19)   |   Richard Rimato

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Set Builders

Once it is built, it is time to add detail and color to the set. Set painters of various talent and experience levels can contribute to this fun and satisfying task. Novices can apply basic “base coats” of paint while more accomplished artists can follow behind add the detail (color, texture, shadow and highlight). Bring the set to vibrant life by volunteering as a set painter!
(Minimum hours per week: 4)

To volunteer at The Center or with any of our partner groups, please contact The Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marcie Allen at mallen@bcfas.org or 979-265-7661.

You can also use the Volunteer Interest tab to submit your interest online.

Museum Attendant

Museum attendants welcome visitors to Brazosport Museum of Natural Science and encourage them to sign in to the guest book. Attendants also learn about the current and upcoming exhibits and events to provide visitor information and to be able to answer basic questions about the exhibits, Brazosport Museum of Natural Science and The Center for the Arts & Sciences. The attendant is also responsible for gift shop sales transactions and must be confident with cash handling and credit card processing. The attendant also helps ensure the safety of guests and the preservation of the exhibits and artifacts on display.
(Minimum hours per month: 3 consecutive)

To volunteer at The Center or with any of our partner groups, please contact The Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marcie Allen at mallen@bcfas.org or 979-265-7661.

You can also use the Volunteer Interest tab to submit your interest online.

Set Builders

During the time a Center Stages play is in production, set builders work on Saturdays (usually 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM) and, occasionally, during some weekdays, as volunteer availability allows. Volunteers should have a background in safe construction practices, including using various types of power tools. Though not necessary, set construction volunteers are encouraged to bring and use their own well-maintained and safe power tools. Wood is usually the most typical construction material, though occasionally other materials, such as metal, are used.
(Minimum hours per week: 4)

To volunteer at The Center or with any of our partner groups, please contact The Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marcie Allen at mallen@bcfas.org or 979-265-7661.

You can also use the Volunteer Interest tab to submit your interest online.

Gallery Attendant

Gallery attendants welcome visitors to the art gallery and encourage them to sign in to the guest book. Attendants learn about the current and upcoming exhibits and events to provide visitor information and to be able to answer basic questions about the exhibit, Brazosport Art League and The Center for the Arts & Sciences. The attendant is also responsible for art sales transactions and must be confident with cash handling and credit card processing. The attendant helps ensure the safety of guests and the preservation of the art on display.
(Minimum hours per month: 3 consecutive)

To volunteer at The Center or with any of our partner groups, please contact The Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marcie Allen at mallen@bcfas.org or 979-265-7661.

You can also use the Volunteer Interest tab to submit your interest online.